Archive for the ‘Core Competencies’ Category

Wireless Internet & Printing – Part 1

Nashville Public Library offers wireless internet access (WiFi) free at all locations. Pretty cool, if you have a wireless gadget. If you don’t, the whole idea may be a bit mystifying. In this four-part training, we’ll talk about how wireless works, we’ll show you how to use the system tray and the control panel, and […]

Save a File – Part 2: Downloading Files

It is one thing to use a flash drive to save a file that you create. But what about saving files that other people make? Maybe they’re photos on the Internet or a document someone emails to you. Can you download files (or anything) to the library computers? The answer is yes and no – […]

Save a File – Part 3: Google Docs

We know Google can search the Web, but Google also has other useful features, like maps, an online calendar, and an office suite called Google Docs. We could make you read all about it, but why not watch this video instead? We’ll wait… Google Docs in Plain English (3 min) So, where is Google Docs? […]

Email – Part 1: Attachments

Email is fabulous. Not only can we keep in touch, but we can also send along pictures and documents. Attaching a file to an email is more cumbersome than necessary, but it works once you remember where the devil you put those files. If you already know how to save a file and attach it […]

Save a File – Part 1: Flash Drives

Equipment: USB Flash Drive (Each branch should have a flash drive for practice). Do the library computers have CD drives? Can I use a floppy disk at the library? What about a flash drive? With all the options for storing data, it is hard to keep up. But saving a file is must-know information. And […]